Jacob Coakley
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Dangerous Theatre
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Coakley May 3.

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Jacob Coakley replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Dangerous Theatre
"Thanks for writing, Thomas!  I agree, there's lots more talk for specifics in the comments on the piece -- and I could give examples of my own for that matter, too. In fact there were two whole paragraphs I deleted that were just that --…"
May 3
A. Thomas Cavano replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion Dangerous Theatre
"Jacob While the article is talking about "Bro Theatre" as if it were a thing (and maybe it is  . . . but I have never heard of it - is she trying to coin the phrase or did I just miss the first two chapters of this phenomenon? or…"
May 3
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Jacob Coakley replied to Marianne Phinney's discussion Creating the angel fountain for Summer and Smoke
"that's amazing! Great job! "
May 2
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Portland Rose Garden Amphitheatre

"Thanks for sharing, Robert! And yes, the producers antics mystify me, too! "
Apr 4
Marianne Phinney replied to Jacob Coakley's discussion The Great Outdoors
"I've done Shakespeare in the Park for over a decade with a local group.  It's very bare bones so we have little to no protection from the elements. August is always dicey in New England and thunderstorms are frequent. We were doing…"
Apr 4
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Portland Rose Garden Amphitheatre

"I worked in summer theatre a half dozen times, one-week stock, directing "Scapino," "Fiddler on the Roof," "The Fantasticks," Jules Feiffer's "Hold Me!" and two plays for kiddie audiences, but aimed at…"
Apr 4
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Portland Rose Garden Amphitheatre

The amphitheater next to the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Flickr User microwavedboy
Apr 4

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USITT 2016 - RC4 - Life Untethered

It's my annual trek to RC4 Wireless' session at USITT. They do cool, wireless things with motors and dimmers and magic. What's not to love? HEre's our panel, and we're about to get started! 

Sean Dane introducing the panel. It's here to explore the possibilities that open up once you can stop worrying…


Posted on March 16, 2016 at 3:00pm

USITT 2016 - Fundamentals: Wagons, Wheels and Winches

A little late to the session, so I'll fill in people's names a little later. For now though, we're jumping right in with types of casters.. 

Types of casters: 

Rigid and Swivel 

Rigid - Frame with wheel, goes in one direction. 

Swivel - mounting plate, and then another plate with bearings to change directions. Works very well -- except you can't contain  swivel caster into one direction and change direction. …


Posted on March 16, 2016 at 10:30am

2016 USITT Keynote Address

Well, the room is filling up and we're just about to start the 2016 USITT conference! First up is artist Tupac Martir!

Steven Worthman, TD of Utah Opera. First up to welcome us all to Utah and extol the benefits of USITT. …


Posted on March 16, 2016 at 8:30am

USITT 2016 Is Upon Us!

USITT is here! I love all the trade shows I go to—I love seeing old friends and new gear, but USITT holds a special place in my heart, because it’s all about my first love, theatre. So bring it on!

I just sat down and figured out my USITT schedule. As always there are a ton of GREAT sessions that I…


Posted on March 14, 2016 at 6:30pm

Shadowing a Stage Manager

Over on our sister website Stage Directions the stage management team has been filling up the stage management blog with posts about the stage management life. (Check 'em all out at www.stage-directions.com/stagemanagement.)…


Posted on January 4, 2016 at 11:30am

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At 6:26pm on December 19, 2010, Shan Ayers said…
No worries about the blog Jacob. I love the idea and can't wait to read more
At 11:46am on November 8, 2010, Nancy O'Banion said…
HI. I teach a High School Theatre 3/4 class. We are working on audition materials for college auditions. I'm not able to get the students out of class for the scheduled time of the chat. Is there a place we could look at the chat after it has happened?
At 4:51pm on March 18, 2010, Steve Shelley said…
hi jacob; just a quick note. a) i was going to post this in general but couldn't figure out where general was. is there a public forum out there that an old luddite like me can't find it? and b) my post concerns the fact that i was about to submit my taxes today when i discovered, much to my surprise, that i had TWO 1099's from two different producers that lumped in additional monies to the fees. on one, for example, i got paid a fee of $1000. but the 1099 said $1,203.75. that's because they added my fee and the money they reimbursed me for my petty cash [$203.75] together. which is WRONG.

the second 1099 reflected not only the fee, but added in the per diem as well. which i think is also wrong, but at this point that's only my opnion. i have to get back to my accountant.

bottom line, this is the time of year for the taxes to be addressed. and everyone should take the time to carefully examine their 1099's and W-2's to make sure the information is right. and if it isn't; NOW is the time to ask for explanations or corrections. NOT the day before you submit your taxes.

all the best,

At 1:38pm on February 09, 2010, Michael F. Snider gave Jacob Coakley a gift
At 10:14pm on October 13, 2009, Mr. Scott said…
Hello Jacob.

I must say this is a great site. Not only for solving one of my biggest problems - I am shy by nature and find myself running a great little theater business...but I don't like marketing (and hence I am not terribly good at it.) Connecting with people that would be interested in and benefit from Newmark Scenic is one of my most difficult tasks.

But also the layout and configuration kicks ass. If the software running this is pre-packaged it rocks. Rarely have I seen this level of custom control of a blog type site. Recently I went to login, but had no bookmarks. Typing in the URL led me to a hosting service park/marketing page, and I got really concerned that theatre face went down. Then I realized I had typed theaterface.com!

Keep up the good work, it is appreciated.
At 8:38pm on June 30, 2009, Mark A. Fernandes said…
making ground towers, and finishing up on my new redesigned conical connector also is there any place on here where I can show my Qtrac?
At 5:07pm on June 30, 2009, Bruce Bartlett said…
Hi Jacob,
Thanks for making the comment wall available. If anyone has questions about theater mic techniques or microphones, especially stage-floor microphones, I'd be happy to attempt a reply.
Bruce Bartlett
At 1:42pm on June 22, 2009, Jason Phillips said…
...designing a lifetime desire -- The Nutcracker.

New website at: www.jasonphillipsdesigns.com

What's the job situation nation wide? Anyone?
At 1:49pm on May 12, 2009, Sarah Hupcey said…
Thank you! It's a picture from my production of The Mill on the Floss in December last year.
At 5:30pm on April 4, 2009, Tricia Martin said…
I was looking for pictures to post here and came upon a couple of drawings of mine I thought you may like...

(I REALLY like horror movies...heheh)


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